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March for Science April 22 in CU

When is the March for Science: Champaign-Urbana?   The CU March will be on the same day as the national March for Science: Saturday, April 22nd. It will begin at 5 PM and will end around 7 PM.  Where is the … Continue reading

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Crop Cycle Needs Volunteers

The Crop Cycle is all about connecting people to the sources of their food by educating them on a healthier way to eat and supporting their neighbors that grow and raise the food. This event will feature delicious farm fresh … Continue reading

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The View from Europe: the Common Agricultural Policy and Small Farms

The European Coordination Via Campesina has released a new briefing outlining some concrete proposals for how the CAP could support small-to-medium sized family farms – and why it should. Originally published June 25, 2015 on www.eurovia.org: How can public policy support … Continue reading

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NCSARE Graduate Student Grant Program

Graduate students enrolled at colleges or universities in the North Central region can submit proposals for up to $10,000 to fund sustainable agriculture projects that will be part of their educational programs. NCR-SARE expects to fund about 15 projects in … Continue reading

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Comparative Study: Organic Production Enhances Milk Nutritional Quality by Shifting Fatty Acid Composition

An 18 month study by Benbrook et al. 2013 (http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0082429) reports on the first large-scale, nationwide study of omega fatty acids (ω) in U.S. milk produced using organic or conventional methods.  The study asserts that ω-6/ω-3 intake ratios have risen … Continue reading

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Ron Revord: First ASAP Scholar

The Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture Scholars Program is seeking applicants for fall 2013.   To give you an idea of the kinds of things students might do we thought we’d tell you about the 2012 ASAP Scholar, Ron Revord. Ron is … Continue reading

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Jobs Alert for Seniors

On March 9st a representative from U.S.PIRG, a collection of state-based advocacy groups, will be on U of I’s campus for an information session on recent job openings, to take place at 7pm in Davenport 113. To quote the organization … Continue reading

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Wal-Mart Rumored to Push for GMO Labeling; What Does it Mean?

The debate over whether to label GMO-products is continuing to rage on all fronts, from growing statewide movements in Washington, Oregon, Vermont and others, and the defeat of Proposition 37 in California, which would have required GMO labeling. However, reports … Continue reading

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FLAG post

The Farmers’ Legal Action Group (FLAG) has just recently released their highly-anticipated guide to written organic agriculture contracts, Farmers’ Guide to Organic Contracts, and it’s now available, for free, right at your fingertips (scroll down, its under “Publications and Articles”). According to FLAG, … Continue reading

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Local agriculture experiences welcome growth at Hendrick House

Alisa DeMarco’s first year at Hendrick House has been marked with huge strides towards more sustainable food options and integration more local foods on campus. Hendrick House has been a privately owned residence hall on the University of Illinois’ Urbana-Champaign … Continue reading

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